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Rubbing/squealing noise in front passenger side wheel well

When turning the rubbing/squealing noise occurs. I jacked up the car and removed the passenger side front tire to see if I could locate any damage. I couldn't see any. I had my wife turn the wheels back and forth and the noise did not occure. When I replaced the wheel and test drove the car the noise returned immediately. What causes this and what can I do to repair it?

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  • ttyler2000 Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same issue. When you jack up the front and and rotate the wheels back and forth you won't hear it. The wheels have to have the weight of the car on them for it to happen. I am fight this on an 05 Sebring and can not pin point it. It only squeeks (like rubbing your hand on a balloon) when turning the wheel. If you could jack it up and make it do it, it would be much easier to pinpoint, but as soon as you get the wheel off the ground it no longer does it. Almost sounds like a ball joint???

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Rubbing noise front wheel
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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    put 2 new bearing in drivers side in 2 days and first bearing broke instantly cause tire would move side to side so went and got more exspensive bearing and put that in the very next day .. my tire is still howling on road


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Repeat the experiment and rotate wheels at same time. Might be just coincidence and it is actually a belt. My guess would be power steering.

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